I have listened to hundreds of books since 2007 and to more than 3 books a month! This is my first review ever! I just feel a bit cheated and upset. This is by the way the first J.D. Robb book I listened to. I bought it based on the overall ratings of 4.5-stars but now that I'm having such a hard time finishing the book, I went back to actually read some of the reviews to check if it's just me. Out of the first 2 pages of reviews that I read (20 reviews), 5 of them rated it 1-star overall, 3 of them rated it 2-star overall and 4 of them rated it 3-star overall. So 60% of these reviews (12 out of 20) gave it an overall ratings of 1 to 3 stars. How is it possible that the total ratings of this book are 4.5-stars? lots of time is being waisted on blah blah blah and I'm also having a very hard time listening to the different voices by Ms. Ericksen and can't figure out the different accents and who's who. Yes, I understand that one of the characters is Irish but what I hear is more then one different accent, and they all sound more like Middle Eastern / Turkish accents. No one has just a simple American accent. I feel that this book could have been written/read in about 10 hours rather than 13 hours and 22 minutes. Anyway, as I said it is my first review ever and I feel that I'm now blah blah blahing....I'm just really frustrated. I'm going to attempt to finish the book but am not sure if I'll be able to. Thanks
Many parts of the story are about nothing (remember the Seinfeld episode?) when one or two of the characters are just going on and on and saying nothing.
I'm so sorry to say this (my apologies Ms. Ericksen) but I didn't enjoy her performance.
I am going to try some other books by J.D.Robb. I'm sure I'll find some better ones. In fact I already have another one in my library.
Gratuitous sex, outlandish and abhorrent violence and generally improbable plot. The constant use of foul language was off putting. The narrator shrieked and screamed and her attempt at voice changes was often laughable and annoying.
A Good read (listen)
Best narrator there is!
Without a doubt.
Roark, he is gorgeous and could pick up the tab.
I loved these books... J D Robb is not only my favorite writer but my also she's my husband's favorite.
We have EVERY SINGLE book, written and audio....
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
Grand as usual but still wish it was more R or X than XXX rated! The mysteries are good enough with less...I know because I have started skipping some of the more expletive sections.
Am I the only one who feels this way? It's the only thing that stops me from giving her books 5 stars constantly.
An avid audible book listener!
One of Susan's best performances.
To say that the series just keeps getting better is really an understatement. This particular installment of the futuristic murder drama pulls out all the stops. The author, through the narrator, brings so much emotion to the story that I could not stop the tears in some sections of the narration, tears of happiness as well as regret.
When you couple a truly despicable villain with a main character that is strongly moral, the interplay makes for a dramatic story. In this case, the villain appears to be a normal guy who simply lost control... until the story develops and shows his true character. He's easy to detest. On the other hand, you have Eve Dallas and Rourke who take on evil on a regular basis and become their own superhero team. The interesting thing is that they come across as real people, despite the circumstances, and the reader can easily identify with their story (despite the interesting backgrounds of both characters and the financial status of the handsome Rourke).
While the reader can certainly enjoy the stories on their own, it is truly an experience to watch the characters develop over the series. The readings by Susan Ericksen are frankly amazing. She develops each character, including accents and inflections, throughout the series. It's also amazing the level of detail built into the plot. Each time that I think Robb can't possibly beat a particular storyline, she surprises me with yet another installment. Hopefully this series will continue well into the future.